Visit to Tiverton

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  • Saturday, 11 June 2011 - 10:30 until 16:30

Tiverton is an historic town built on the wool and lace trades. The programme includes a visit to Tiverton Castle, hosted by the two owners Alison and Angus Gordon. The castle was built in 1106 and enlarged in the 13th and 14th centuries. It was besieged during the Civil War.

Coffee and a ploughman's lunch are included. In the afternoon there will be a visit to the excellent Tiverton Museum, which has an interesting and varied collection illustrating local history. The Tivvy Bumper, a GWR locomotive, is among many items on view. The Civic Society will guide a short walk illustrating the history and development of the town and tea will be served at the Castle before departure.